“We’ve been harassed and made fun of so much that we don’t even care anymore. We actually get stronger and stronger. This is my identity. If you don’t want to accept me for who I am, and you don’t like the way I look, you’re missing out on something.”
Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.